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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club President Mark Bateman opens the 50th charter year celebration and meeting at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club President Mark Bateman opens the 50th charter year celebration and meeting at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Fred Folland rings a bell to honor charter members of the Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Fred Folland rings a bell to honor charter members of the Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Anniversary awards were given to John Weremedic, 20-year member; Billy Markell, 50-year charter member; and Jim Hain, 40-year member. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Anniversary awards were given to John Weremedic, 20-year member; Billy Markell, 50-year charter member; and Jim Hain, 40-year member. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Charter member Billy Markell talked about the history and future of the Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Charter member Billy Markell talked about the history and future of the Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Slatedale-Emerald Charter Member Billy Markell, Vice District Governor Fred Folland, keynote speaker Bo Koltnow, anchor/reporter with WFMZ-TV 69 News; Jen Koltnow, wife of Bo; Slatedale-Emerald President Mark Bateman, and District 14K Governor Karlene Laub attended the 50th charter year celebration and meeting at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Slatedale-Emerald Charter Member Billy Markell, Vice District Governor Fred Folland, keynote speaker Bo Koltnow, anchor/reporter with WFMZ-TV 69 News; Jen Koltnow, wife of Bo; Slatedale-Emerald President Mark Bateman, and District 14K Governor Karlene Laub attended the 50th charter year celebration and meeting at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Billy Markell is shown with his 2018-19 “Devotion to Service” award. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography Billy Markell is shown with his 2018-19 “Devotion to Service” award. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club celebrates 50 years serving the community

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Members of the Slatedale-Emerald Lions club proudly celebrated their 50th charter year May 4 at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.

The message for the evening was given by Bo Koltnow, anchor/reporter with WFMZ-TV 69 News.

Koltnow gave a lively presentation on his life as a TV news reporter.

Special recognition was given to Charter Member Billy Markell.